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French river cruising: Save up to $4,200 per couple with Avalon Waterways

River cruising has become one of the most desirable ways to travel today, and it’s one of the best ways to see France. In a region ripe with some of the world’s best cuisine, here’s how you can wine and dine through France – in luxurious style. 

From the Rhône River to the infamous Seine, France offers incredible riverways that allow travellers to indulge in the lesser-seen territories of the region.

Along the river banks, historic castles and provincial villages are dotted. Fields of purple snake alongside as you cruise past Lavendar fields and lush green vineyards. It’s a feast for all the senses.

Seine river sights

Beginning in picturesque Burgundy, the Seine River winds through vineyard-filled valleys up towards Paris, the City of Lights. Lined by the likes of the gothic beauty of Notre Dame Cathedral, as well as contemporary architectural wonder that is La Seine Musicale, the banks of the Seine are bursting with life in this stunning city.

Glide away upstream towards Normandy, where fields of orchards burst to life with fruit, flowers and colour. With medieval towns scattered along the way, the journey is rich with history, stunning landscapes and a side of France best seen from a river cruise.

Promenade down Paris’ famous Champs-Elysees to stop and devour the croissants, or indulge your inner art critic with the art-lined walls of the Louvre Museum. Idle down the sidewalks of Paris’ artistic neighbourhoods, while embracing the joie de vivre.

Ride the Saône and Rhône

Immerse yourself in French culture on a fabulous European river cruise holiday along the Saône and Rhône Rivers.

The Rhône River is a journey across a painter’s palette. With local cheese, wine and tempting tastes abundant, drink in all that Lyon, Vienne and Avignon have to offer.

Flowing through the picturesque, vineyard-lined banks of France’s famous Burgundy wine region, the Saône flows for over 480 kilometres before meeting the Rhône at Lyon. Dotted with quaint French towns and smaller cities, a river cruise along the Saône will give you space to breathe. Spend a few lazy hours strolling the cobblestoned streets or sipping a café au lait in a local café.

Cruise with Avalon Waterways and experience its panoramic suites. The decadently fitted spaces offer you a unique vantage point, where you can sit back and indulge in the laidback luxury of watching the picturesque French scenes pass you by.

A taste of Avalon Waterways

No matter which French river whets your appetite, on an Avalon river cruise, you’ll enjoy the perfect blend of elegance and ease – where little touches are bold, gestures are grand and the views even grander.

With a wide range of river cruises to offer, you can wine and dine onboard or off – delighting in the best that French cuisine has to offer. Great food feeds your soul, fuels your passion, and shapes your memories. Taste decadent local delicacies, fresh regional wine and produce while onboard Avalon Waterways.

Save up to $4,200 per couple

Save up to $4,200 per couple with Avalon Waterways’ 2023 popular France cruises.

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